Blythe Daniel

Blythe Daniel

Get to Know Blythe:

Blythe Daniel is an author, literary agent and marketer with 25 years of experience in media and publishing. She speaks at writers conferences and writes for publications such as Focus on the Family. Her passion is helping authors share their unique stories. She links bloggers with readers through BlogAbout and publicity campaigns. She is the co-author of Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters with her mom, Dr. Helen McIntosh, and lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

Breakout Session:

What an Editor and Agent Want You to Know

Judy Dunagan and Blythe Daniel

What are editors and agents reflecting on when they meet you or read your book idea? What are they thinking that you wish you knew better?

In this workshop, Moody Publishers acquisitions editor Judy Dunagan and literary agent Blythe Daniel want you to understand the role each plays in an author’s life. How does the relationship work for each: Author, Agent, and Acquisition Editor? We will also dive into these topics from our perspectives: 


  • What the most important elements in a book proposal are
  • What acquiring editors and agents are both looking for
  • What should you do if your idea doesn’t fit what we are looking for
  • How an agent helps an author who has already connected with an editor
  • How acquiring editors and agents work together
  • Why editors like working with agents and vice versa
  • How agents advocate for their authors
  • How do you know what to submit to an agent or editor – and which comes first


This workshop is designed for those who are considering or are newly working with an editor or agent to sift through what you’ve heard from other authors and to bridge the information from these two individuals who work together a lot and relate to each other as friends and professionals in the process. 


15-minute appointments:

Blythe is available to meet with published and unpublished writers who want feedback on a book idea or want to ask questions about the publishing process and their trajectory as a writer. Attendees may also ask what she is looking for and how agents work with authors and publishers.


Bonus Opportunity:

First Step Review—Blythe Daniel—$50

Literary agent Blythe Daniel is offering to do critiques for up to twenty attendees prior to the conference. She will read 10 pages of a book proposal or manuscript, whichever you prefer, in Word format. She will provide detailed feedback with comments and recommendations of next steps, and critiques will be returned by email before June 10.


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